Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

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Yesterday, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas disclosed three private flights he took in 2022 on a Republican donor’s jet. According to Thomas, what event prompted him to accept one of the flights due to security concerns?

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Which substance did the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommend that the DEA change from a Schedule I drug - defined as having no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse - to a lower-risk Schedule III drug with a moderate to low potential for dependence?

The HHS suggested that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reclassify marijuana from a Schedule I to a Schedule III substance. Examples of Schedule 1 drugs include heroin and LSD; examples of Schedule III drugs include anabolic steroids and ketamine. Currently, 23 states and D.C. allow regulated, nonmedical use of marijuana, but federal law still bans possession.

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Although typically played indoors, what broke the world record for attendance at a women's sporting event with a crowd of over 90,000?

The University of Nebraska’s volleyball match against The University of Nebraska-Omaha broke the record with 92,003 attendees. The match was part of Volleyball Day in the state. Despite the football stadium's official capacity of 83,406, additional seats were added to the field. The previous record was set at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, where Team USA beat China in the 1999 Women’s World Cup Final.

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Chile has enacted a national search strategy to locate hundreds of individuals who disappeared during the 17-year dictatorship of this man, from 1973 to 1990.

During General Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship in Chile, many people, especially communists or those critical of the government, were reported missing and never found. The new plan includes centralizing and digitizing judicial case files, financing the exploration of burial sites, and appointing a new director at the national forensics agency.

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Which sudden event led to the mobilization of a dozen beekeepers in Ontario and the successful collection of 5 million angry bees?

The beekeepers were mobilized after boxes of bees fell off a transport truck. Despite the first beekeeper being stung about 60 times, the bees were eventually returned to their hives and transported away. One beekeeper said the situation was “quite hilarious” because all of the police and first responders stayed in their vehicles, while the beekeepers walked around in full suits.